A very Merry Christmas to all of my blog friends. Did Santa make it to your house??
No, this is not my back yard. Instead, I had another skunk visitation. I have finally set my thermostat so it does NOT come on in the early morning hours. I suppose it's time to put the game camera out again. I did patrol the corrals and found one more hole to plug up. Definitely NOT what I wanted for Christmas!!
I did learn the same thing is going on in Colorado. Friends of friends have had to put in the same underground fence as I did after having an entire family of skunks set up camp under their back porch. Oh the fun!!!
It was a dark foggy weird looking night as Cooper and Jonathan waited for Santa to come down our fake chimney. I laugh because as I took a good look at the roof, the chimney is a good 20 feet to the right of the actual fireplace wall, which is why the painter had such a hard time finding the leaky light fixture. I kept telling him it was behind the fireplace chimney ... but there WASN'T one!!!
At any rate, I'm sure I spotted Rudolph's red nose as Santa flew through the fog, or maybe it was just the brakes lights of a neighbor. I have to say, it's never EVER been so completely quiet in the morning. No jet engines, no barking dogs, no freeway traffic ... it's almost eerie how quiet it is this Christmas morning.
I slept like a log until 1:00 am, which is probably when Santa arrived with Cooper's snacks. I've no doubt he stepped on one of six balls laying around the house and stuck it in the stocking for good measure. There just might possibly be an actual NEW one hidden in the kitchen cupboard.
Which is why Cooper kept barking at the cupboard most of the day. He's got a nose like a bloodhound.
Jonathan even got something from Santa for Christmas. Looky here!! A lovely shade of brown toilet paper roll. Don't laugh ... it's one of his favorite things to shred into teeny tiny pieces. Luckily I ...... I mean Santa ... remembered to save one for him. AND he'll get a big fat piece of banana. Merry Christmas to the two kids!!
As for me, I'll be cooking up a storm today! Not really, but I am going to try not to burn my 15 pound monster of a turkey breast. If it turns out okay, Cooper and I will share it, as well as provide dinner for him for the next month. I hope he likes turkey!!
The rest of my day will be spent watching FOOTBALL! Not that I'm a great fan, but it passes the time.
I hope everyone has a nice WARM Christmas with family and friends. Keep those heaters roaring!!!!!